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Crystal Spins…

Crystals, they shine, they sparkle, they capture and refract light. And they even grow. Yeah, me too.

Crystals, they shine, they sparkle, they capture and refract light. And they even grow. Yeah, me too.

Around and around and around and around…

And, sometimes she spins a tale or two…and sometimes she falls down because she’s a little dizzy.

Okay, me: I’m young, and in love, even if I am single sometimes. I’m a writer, a lover, a teacher, a singer, a creator. I have a big life and I want an even bigger one. I see the world in beautiful ways, and will see many parts of it as well. Throughout the recent years — since I graduated with my B.S. in 2005 — I have had a profound enlightenment. I’ve actually changed my mind about almost everything I used to be completely devoted to, and it has been incredible. I can truly say that I am amazing and that I am the best version of myself that I have ever been — and it’s all just getting better.

Letting go of fear and judgement, and being willing to admit that maybe I was wrong about everything — especially the things that were making me unhappy — has led me to a fantastic place.

I’m amazing. I’m smart, funny, happy and most of my friends think I’m a lot of fun. Plus, I get to love a lot of other people as part of my job. I’m always working on a new adventure. So, if you have any questions beyond that, I guess you’ll want to read my blog or comment below and ask me!

Happy reading. I hope you enjoy the spin!

46 Comments leave one →
  1. Daniel permalink
    July 31, 2010 9:05 am

    Good morning! 🙂


  2. August 2, 2010 12:40 pm

    Cool Blog… Good Luck!


  3. August 5, 2010 5:45 am

    Like you said, staying away from Facebook and blogging while at work can be pretty hard thing to do…
    But it’s not at all hard when…

    I am one such troubled soul who doesn’t have the privilege of checking Facebook whenever he wants… I am a little used to it, now.
    I also see myself writing something worth reading some day, so I keep trying. I would like to have my friends as critics on my work, and Oh Master of Creative Writing.. You are most welcome to comment! 🙂

    Keep writing, you’ve a really nice blog here.
    You can read me at



  4. August 20, 2010 9:51 am

    Hey Crystal,

    You’re an aspiring writer? Looks to me like you already ARE a writer. Anyhow, I’m in a Communications in Professional Writing program and it has been very good in the sense that you get PAID to write (I’m sick of the starving student role. it gets boring). Anyhow, as awesome as creative writing is, maybe you should check out some of the universities in your area and see what they offer as an applied degree. Just a thought.

    Keep typing girl!


    • August 20, 2010 10:48 am

      Thanks for the support! I actually have a journalism degree and have tried the newspaper thing — not fulfilling enough considering who I am and how the industry currently works. But I’ll look in the Communications in Professional Writing. I’m actually writing a training manual at my current job.


  5. Kat permalink
    September 3, 2010 12:34 pm

    Well hello there.

    I’ve seen your comments on a number of blogs now and always wondered… Spins… Is that her last name? I realize now it isn’t, since I finally clicked through to your blog. I’m glad I did too, as I really enjoy the first two posts I’ve read. It would seem from your about page that we likely have some things in common.

    I hope life is working out well for you and look forward to reading more of your writing. =)


  6. Jen permalink
    September 8, 2010 1:00 pm

    I can totally relate to your ” trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up” =) I’m 26 and feel the same way! Especially since I fell in love with traveling and now don’t even want to have to work, I just want to travel. =)


  7. September 15, 2010 11:01 am

    was it works??


  8. September 15, 2010 11:02 am

    nice posts Crystal


  9. September 27, 2010 1:06 pm

    Cool blog! I’m also trying to figure out what i want to be when I grow up-I just turned 30 a couple of wks ago!!!!


  10. gulzameenkhan permalink
    September 29, 2010 3:33 pm

    Nice blog


    • September 29, 2010 4:32 pm

      Why, thank you! I hope you keep reading. I will have a virtual barrage of post here soon.


  11. October 10, 2010 6:54 am

    Nice blog and nice website name, I’m reminded of Roy Orbison’s song Pretty Woman, seems apt for you, ‘Pretty Woman…”


  12. maryrichardson permalink
    October 13, 2010 12:57 am

    Dear Crystal,
    I’m so happy to have found your blog! You are adorable and I look forward to reading more about your spinning around and around and around!


    • October 13, 2010 8:43 am

      Why, thank you! I’m happy to be of service. Otherwise I wouldn’t put it out into the blogosphere…I would just keep it to myself.


  13. October 14, 2010 9:29 am

    Forty-three and a half . . . still not grown up yet.

    Glad to find your blog, Crystal. I’m going to poke around for a while. 🙂


  14. October 15, 2010 9:25 am

    i like your spin on the ‘About Me’ 🙂
    very cute.


  15. Elizabeth permalink
    October 18, 2010 8:24 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today – I am looking forward to reading more of yours!

    (also great tip for website grader).


    • October 19, 2010 8:10 am

      Oh…you tried it!? Did you like it? I’m a dork about my blog and I put it through that thing like once a month.


  16. October 21, 2010 5:41 am

    Good luck with your masters program! I decided to get my masters in English Literature, but if I was up for more school, I’d definitely do creative writing.


  17. October 27, 2010 10:03 am

    Hey, really really nice and interesting blog! great writing also! You made me a follower!


    • October 27, 2010 10:10 am

      Great! Thanks for the compliment and I hope you are pleased with the posts in the future.


  18. Jithesh Lakshmanan marar permalink
    October 30, 2010 10:58 am

    I love people who write out of their heart… you sound to be someone very interesting and I am yet to read enough to be able to say more… will do 🙂 happy writing!


  19. marlowesnymph permalink
    November 10, 2010 1:53 am

    Wow, we sound really similar. I just kept nodding while I was reading this page. Haha. Good luck with everything!


  20. November 12, 2010 1:15 am

    Nice blog. You are very interesting Crystal. Keep being you 😀


  21. March 26, 2011 4:53 pm

    I just discovered your blog today and it’s fabulous! I’ll definitely keep reading 🙂


  22. April 6, 2011 7:13 am

    Funny I can relate to this: “I have a steady job that (surprise) I don’t like all that much, but I’m trying to make the best of it.”

    Blogging is making me happy and I do work something to keep me out of the 8-hour a day work routine pretty soon! I hope you’ll get hefty pay by writing so you can keep on writing more and more! 😉


  23. April 10, 2011 8:49 pm

    Hi Crystal. I just stumbled on your blog and I think that you are an amazing writer. I like to read and write as well. I have much respect for anyone that has the same passion.


  24. April 12, 2011 12:07 pm

    I like to spend my free time by reading diverse internet resources and today i came across your site and I believe that it is one of the best free resources available! Well done! Keep on this quality!


  25. April 18, 2011 8:16 am

    Hi! This is an awesome blog. Humor, wittiness and frankness all in one place. Keep it up! I hope to write like you someday:)


  26. July 5, 2011 8:17 am

    Just found your blog today and am looking forward to reading more! I just started one and am barely getting the hang of it… not the writing, but the blogging part. I too, LOVE writing and want to find a way to do it for my life’s work. I’ll be checking back and I look forward to seeing how the degree and writing career work out!


  27. August 12, 2011 11:50 am

    Good luck with your literary aspirations! This is a lovely site. Keep up the thoughtful, well-written work.


    • August 12, 2011 1:49 pm

      Again, thank you so much for the compliment. I’ll be following your adventures for sure!


  28. August 27, 2011 5:27 am

    Great writing Crystal,

    I’ll be stopping by to catch up. Keep writing.



  29. February 6, 2012 4:35 am

    The best writing comers from the heart. You cannot be taught that.


  30. February 27, 2012 6:16 am

    Your recent posting C/S, hasa been blocked i thought you should know.


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